Great Falls, Montana Population 2021

57,800
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Great Falls is a city located in Cascade County Montana. It is also the county seat of Cascade County. With a 2020 population of 57,800, it is the 3rd largest city in Montana (after Billings and ) and the 679th largest city in the United States . Great Falls is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -1.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 58,505 in 2010. Great Falls reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 23 miles, Great Falls has a population density of 2,516 people per square mile.

The average household income in Great Falls is $67,735 with a poverty rate of 14.69%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $729 per month, and the median house value is $176,500. The median age in Great Falls is 38.6 years, 37.1 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Great Falls Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Great Fallswas:

  • White: 86.86%
  • Native American: 5.48%
  • Two or more races: 4.73%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Asian: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Great Falls, Montana is 57,800 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 58,434.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 58,505.

Great Falls, Montana Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202180,722-322-0.40%
202081,044-322-0.40%
201981,366-322-0.40%
201881,688550.07%
201781,633710.09%
201681,562-316-0.39%
201581,878-178-0.22%
201482,056-138-0.17%
201382,1945720.70%
201281,622-92-0.11%
201181,7142070.25%
201081,5070.00%

Great Falls Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,10586.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,2255.48%
Two or More Races2,7854.73%
Some Other Race7771.32%
Black or African American5040.86%
Asian3960.67%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander430.07%
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Great Falls Population by Race

Great Falls Population Pyramid $2021

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Great Falls Median Age

38.6


Total

37.1


Male

40.2


Female

Great Falls Adults

There are 45,991 adults, (10,832 of whom are seniors) in Great Falls.

Great Falls Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Great Falls Sex Ratio

Female

29,659

50.41%

Male

29,176

49.59%

Great Falls Population by Age

Great Falls Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Great Falls Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male40.1%59.9%
Female48.7%51.3%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
All62.6%37.4%
Married82.8%17.2%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Great Falls Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,6592.2262.6
Married10,7002.9382.8
Non Family10,6171.2249.1
Female2,894348.7
Male1,4482.8140.1

2.83

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

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Great Falls Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8412.09%
9th to 12th Grade2,5726.40%
High School Graduate13,04032.44%
Some College9,75124.26%
Associates Degree3,7969.44%
Bachelors Degree6,82016.97%
Graduate Degree3,3808.41%
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Great Falls Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Great Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White35,36132,8359,266
Native American1,6931,177150
Hispanic1,2991,076299
2+ Races1,2351,133229
Black412390177
Other Race361296176
Asian357311107
Islander3420

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 48.75%.

Great Falls Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,100$40,270$30,864
Less Than 9th Grade$17,763$17,207$18,411
High School Graduate$28,527$35,376$23,170
Some College$33,065$40,789$28,458
Bachelors Degree$43,020$47,828$40,032
Graduate Degree$56,531$80,542$48,324

$35,100

Average Earnings

$40,270

Average Male

$30,864

Average Female

Great Falls Earnings by Educational Attainment

Great Falls Language by Age

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Great Falls Language

97.58% of Great Falls residents speak only English, while 2.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.08% of the population.

Great Falls Language

Great Falls Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White48,5315,87912.11%
Native2,9081,37347.21%
Hispanic2,73782630.18%
Multiple2,71048417.86%
Other76620927.28%
Black4548117.84%
Asian3884210.82%
Islander341441.18%

14.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.39%

Male Poverty Rate

15.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Great Falls

The race most likely to be in poverty in Great Falls is Native, with 47.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Great Falls is Asian, with 10.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.26%.

Great Falls Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.67%
High School14.84%
Some College10.09%
Bachelors or Greater3.46%

Great Falls Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.73%
Male Unemployed27.83%
Female Employed9.97%
Male Employed7.16%

Great Falls Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Great Falls Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,965$67,735
Families$64,019$85,095
Married Families$78,542$101,582
Non Families$29,210$40,673
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Income by Household Type

Great Falls Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Great Falls Married by Age and Sex

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Great Falls Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Great Falls Marital Status by Race

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Great Falls Marital Status

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6,507

Number of Veterans

5,620

Male Veterans

887

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,178
First Gulf War1,761
Vietnam1,743
Korea601
World War II200

Great Falls Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,787
75+1,320
65 to 741,172
55 to 641,155
18 to 341,073

Great Falls Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,93514.76%
Hispanic37121.80%
Native American1567.47%
2+ Races1378.54%
Black12729.00%
Other Race9823.67%
Asian5413.88%

Great Falls Veterans by Race

Great Falls Veterans by Education

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5.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Great Falls Veterans by Education

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62.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Great Falls Employment by Age

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Great Falls Employment by Race

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Great Falls Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.32%

Born in Great Falls

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.84% of Great Falls residents were born in the United States, with 58.32% having been born in Montana. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Great Falls Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202157,800-317-0.55%
202058,117-317-0.54%
201958,434-317-0.54%
201858,751-128-0.22%
201758,879-36-0.06%
201658,915-366-0.62%
201559,281-78-0.13%
201459,359-190-0.32%
201359,5492650.45%
201259,284-127-0.21%
201159,4111680.28%
201059,2432,5530.44%
200056,6901,5930.29%
199055,097-1,787-0.32%
198056,884-3,207-0.55%
197060,0914,7340.82%
196055,35716,1433.51%
195039,2149,2862.74%
194029,9281,1060.38%
193028,8224,7011.80%
192024,12110,1735.63%
191013,948-982-0.68%
190014,93010,95114.14%
18903,9790.00%

Great Falls Population by Year